Gosiame Thamara Sithole is a South African woman who has given birth to 10 babies, breaking the Guinness World Record held by Malian Halima Cissé who gave birth to nine children in Morocco last month.
According to reports, Gosiame Thamara Sithole is 37-year-old.
She is a retail store manager who lives in Tembisa Township in Ekurhuleni.
Sithole is married to Teboho Tsotetsi.
She has two other children, a set of six-year-old twins. .That makes 12 children in total.
Gosiame Thamara Sithole, who is already a mother of twins, gave birth to seven boys and three girls by Caesarean section at a hospital in Pretoria late Monday, her husband said.
Tebogo Tsotetsi – who is currently unemployed – told journalists of the birth of the decuplets late on Monday night, saying he is ‘happy’ and ’emotional’.
Sithole had previously claimed the pregnancy was ‘natural’, but such extreme births are almost always the result of fertility treatments – with multiple fertilized embryos inserted into the womb to increase the chances the patient will fall pregnant.
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It comes just a month after a Malian woman – Halima Cisse – gave birth to nine children at a hospital in Morocco, in another case thought to have been caused by fertility treatment.